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Cry of the Banshee (1970)

 -  Horror  -  22 July 1970 (USA)
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In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to ... See full summary »

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Essy Persson ...
Lady Patricia Whitman
Hilary Heath ...
Maureen Whitman (as Hilary Dwyer)
Carl Rigg ...
Harry Whitman
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Sean Whitman
Marshall Jones ...
Father Tom
Andrew McCulloch ...
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Pamela Moiseiwitsch ...
Maid
Joyce Mandre ...
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Robert Hutton ...
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Guy Deghy ...
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Elisabeth Bergner ...
Oona (as Elizabeth Bergner)
Patrick Mower ...
Roderick
Victoria Fairbrother ...
Margaret Donald (witch) (as Pamela Farbrother)
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In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to destroy the lord's family. (The "banshee" of this tale bears no resemblance to the normal usage of the term!) Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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banshee | massacre | coven | witchcraft | curse | See more »

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Horror

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Rated R for violence and nudity | See all certifications »
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22 July 1970 (USA)  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Film debut of Stephen Rea. See more »

Goofs

This film is set in the 16th century. But in the first scene, when the girl is branded, she opens her mouth to scream and shows a full set of teeth with amalgam fillings. See more »

Quotes

Harry Whitman: Look, Father, an open tomb. Let's see what's inside.
Father Tom: What, and whom.
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The end credits are divided into "The Establishment, "Witches", and "Villagers". See more »

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Referenced in Dracula of Exarcheia (1983) See more »

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27 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Monty Python-esgue opening credit sequence somehow doesn't fit with this tale about the decidedly NOT benevolent Lord Whitman (the late great Vincent Price), his quest to kill all those who practice witchcraft at the shock and horror of his wife, and the cursed fate that one of the surviving witches put upon him and his family.While certainly not Price's best work, it still remains very watchable. The film kinda lulls in the middle, but it starts to pick up again towards the end. I found the film to be very atmospheric and had good acting by all involved.

My Grade: C+

Eye Candy: Sally Geeson, Jane Deady, Quinn O'Hara, and Essy Persson get topless


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